Choose the right location in your yard
Choose a location for the garden that gets lots of sun, has enough space for what you plan to grow and is close to your water supply. You also want level ground to prevent erosion and also just to be easier to maintain.
Select your veggies
Decide what veggies you want to grow based on your climate, space, your tastes and your level of expertise. If you are new to gardening, you might want to start with some easier crops, like carrots, beans, cucumbers, peppers and lettuce.
Prepare the soil
Mix compost and natural fertilizers into your garden to condition the soil for your plants. Gardening in good soil will help ensure success!
Check planting dates
Growing conditions and ripening cycles are different depending on the plant and the season, so you should not sow all the seeds at the same time. Planting dates can be found on the seed packets. Review the ideal conditions for each veggie you want to plant before creating your gardening schedule
Plant the seeds
Place your seeds or plants into the soil, following the depth and spacing directions on the seed packet
Gently spray the garden with water to keep the soil moist throughout the growing season. Using a spray nozzle on your hose, can help you create a gentle rain like mist, so that you don’t ruin your plants by watering too harshly.
Keep the weeds out
Mulching is the most effective way to prevent weeds. Add a layer of mulch to your garden to keep the weeds from growing. If weeds do grow in your garden, be sure to pull them out by the roots so they don’t just grow back .
Give your plants room to grow
Check the spacing guide on the seed packets and you’ll probably have to remove some crowded seedlings so the veggies can grow
Fertilize as needed
Be sure to fertilize so your veggies grow!
Reap what you sow
Harvest vegetables when they’re young and tender—but only pick them when you plan to use them